[imc-scotland-discussion] Attachment irritation
bencrosbie at gmail.com
Thu Nov 20 17:10:07 PST 2008
I believe there are several other upload modules out there but
including them might much about some of the other modules,
On Thu, Nov 20, 2008 at 11:19 AM, chris <chris-h at diskant.net> wrote:
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> It was a PDF but I think the validation was to do with the arrival of the
> file. The upload connection was very wobbly.
> Finally what happened was that I gave up and attempted to repost without
> the attachment, but then the file showed up anyway. Very confusing. In
> future I'm going to prefer just linking to external websites for flyers,
> etc if available. Haven't tried downloading the files to check that they
> are OK.
> So, yeah. I think the server is the main issue but better upload feedback /
> more graceful failure can go on the enhancements wishlist.
> Ben wrote:
>> Hi Chris,
>> Tested an upload just now appears to be working okay
>> What is the file format?
>> Currently only the following file formats are supported jpg jpeg gif
>> png txt doc xls pdf ppt pps odt ods odp
>> This can easily be changed if needs be,
>> On Tue, Nov 18, 2008 at 3:23 PM, chris <chris-h at diskant.net> wrote:
>> Have been attempting to upload flyers for a couple of upcoming events. It's
>> painful, despite them being no more than 2.5 MB.
>> I guess this is just a matter of server bandwidth and can't be helped?
>> One thing that would ease my pain would be a "Cancel upload" button, for
>> when it becomes clear that the upload is going to fail.
>> Also, an issue arises when an attachment fails validation (whatever that
>> means): the upload box changes to read "... try again" but the file picker
>> and "Attach" button are no longer present. This seems to need a fix where
>> you get the message *and* the box displayed. Perhaps similar to what
>> happens with stories that have missing titles?
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> chris h
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